– Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced today Sabrina Solares-Hand will serve
as the Director of Operations for the City of Providence, starting May 29,
"During her time with the City, Sabrina has worked
tirelessly to improve systems and make sure our operations run smoother,"
said Mayor Jorge Elorza. "A proven leader, I look forward to working with
her in this new capacity and trust that she will apply her unique skill set in
this new position."
Solares-Hand, a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and
former External Affairs Associate for Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy
has been serving as Associate Director of Purchasing since July 2017. In her
role she has worked diligently to support City of Providence departments with
purchasing efforts citywide, ensuring that the purchase of goods and services
is conducted in a manner that complies with all local policy, and strategically
streamlined purchasing and municipal procurement systems in Providence.
“It has been an exciting journey thus far serving as the City of
Providence’s Associate Director of Purchasing. I am energized to step forward
into this new role as a member of Mayor Elorza’s team. Providence is an
incredible place - full of culture, art, and passionate people. I’m looking
forward to playing a deeper role in the Mayor’s initiatives and the City’s